Portable heating element

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  1. tootall

    tootall New Member

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    I have one of those hang on the side of the pot electric heating elements I use for my HLT. Currently its working fine but thought I would look at availability if mine STB. Can’t seem to find them anyware with Google/eBay Thoughts?
     
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    Great tip, should do the trick and may start on it as a back up. Any thoughts on a rheostat to act as a thermal temp control ?
     
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    I use a power watt meter similar to what your suggesting to good effect depends if it can handle the current.
     
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    Thinking of just adding a thermowell to my HLT and using my ranco thermocontroller as a shut off. Plan on keeping in the 120v range as i'm not boiling.
     
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    So only using heating element for mashing then?
     
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    Yes, HLT only, may possibly herms down the road but for now HL.
     
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    And using propane to boil?
     

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